Parish Church of St Agnes, Church Lane, Cawston - Broadland

Large medieval church built on iron trade wealth, largely C15. Tower funded by the Earl of Suffolk. Hammerbeam roof, medieval polychrome decoration on nave and south transept roof structure, and more of the decorative scheme on the rood screen which includes figurative painted panels of high quality (by Flemish painters) and of international importance. Widespread ingress of damp due to defective ground and rainwater drainage, leaking roofs and windows. A Heritage Lottery Fund Grants for Places of Worship grant application in 2016 was successful and work is progressing to repair stage 2018.

Parish Church of St Agnes, Church Lane, Cawston - Broadland
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: THE PARISH CHURCH OF ST AGNES
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade I
  • List Entry Number: 1263465
  • Local Planning Authority: Broadland
  • Site Type: Religious ritual and funerary > Church


  • Building Name: Parish Church of St Agnes
  • Street Name: Church Lane
  • County: Norfolk
  • District / Borough: Broadland
  • Parish: Cawston
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Broadland
  • Region: East of England

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Place of worship
  • Condition: Very bad
  • Priority: F - Repair scheme in progress and (where applicable) end use or user identified; or functionally redundant buildings with new use agreed but not yet implemented.
  • Previous Priority: F
  • Ownership: Religious organisation
  • Designation: Listed Place of Worship grade I, CA